Category: Consumer education and empowerment
Convening communities to build elder fraud prevention and response networks
The Bureau’s 2016 report highlighted how elder fraud prevention and response networks help to protect against elder financial exploitation by, among other things, improving coordination and collaboration among a community’s public and private agencies and organizations.
This report describes the Bureau-initiated convenings in Florida, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Montana, and Oregon, which have sparked the creation of new networks or have enhanced existing elder fraud prevention and response networks. The lessons learned from these pilot convenings can help other communities develop networks that improve coordination and collaboration between responders and service providers to protect older people from financial harm.